Travis M. Burns
Life Is Respond
New Orleans, Louisiana
Moved to Chicago at the age of 4yrs old
Illinois State University
Coming off the means streets of Chicago and New Orleans where a kid can easily be chewed and spit out or lost to the justice system. It was At the age of 17 years old when I decided I want change.
I was tired of foster cares, sleeping in cars, park slides and brushing my teeth in gas station restrooms. My mother was a drug addict and father was sentenced to 25 years of incarceration. I felt alone and abandoned. Instead of being a statistic I decided to #RESPOND.
I began working with At-Risk youth in 2005 and was a head High School Basketball Coach. I ran a program that was recognized by NBA superstar Lebron James who in his MVP season came to visit us and share his story along with taking time to play ball with us!
I am an example of what you call , #LifeIsRespond...